Celebrations at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Jubilee Celebrations included a special mass celebrated byArchbishop Bernard Longley

Jubilee Celebrations included a special mass celebrated byArchbishop Bernard Longley

A year of celebrations marking the St Thomas More Catholic Primary School’s Diamond Jubilee started with a fantastic Ofsted inspection gaining the school a rating of ‘good with some outstanding’ features.

All the hard work of the children, staff, parents and Governors was rewarded with this great start to the school year and what a year it has been. To mark the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations the school held a wonderful Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley. Over three hundred children and adults attended the mass and this included parents, friends, parishioners, past pupils, past staff and even some former school governors who all came along to help the current staff and children celebrate its special Anniversary.

Archbishop Bernard also opened and blessed a beautiful new Prayer Garden that had recently been completed marking this celebratory year.  Sister Susan, Head Teacher of the school in Sheldon, Birmingham said, “The whole school and community felt truly honoured to have the Archbishop with us for this special Mass and the memories of this day will live on in our hearts forever.”

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor also paid a visit to the school on Wednesday 27th November. Councillor Mike Leddy made a special visit and toured each classroom where all the children were very excited to meet him.

Teaching Assistant Ann Shakespeare said, “The children were so eager to ask questions and the school was delighted and very proud to hear the Lord Mayor praise the children for their exceptional behaviour throughout the visit. He also commented on the lovely warm welcome he received from all the members of staff and pupils.”

Year 4 children were lucky enough to have the chance to take a ‘very close’ look at the Lord Mayor’s fabulous car! The whole day really rounded off a wonderful year and now the school is busy getting ready to celebrate one of the most important and special times of the school year; the wonderful Celebration of Christmas.

Ann added, “What a truly wonderful Diamond Jubilee Year, full of brilliant memories and achievement!”